Monday, September 18, 2006

Blog Party 14 - Kids Party

When Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness announced that Blog Party #14 would be a kids party, I wasn't sure what to do for a moment. I don't have any kids. I don't have a lot of friends who have kids. Dilemma! But then I decided that I wouldn't let such a small issue such as a child get in the way; I would simply cook something that we would like, but that would also appeal to kids.
I made these Pizza Muffins because what kid doesn't love pizza? They were very tasty; slightly less firm than a traditional muffin, but I couldn't see any kid turning these down.
For dessert I made Worms and Dirt; chocolate pudding covered with cookie crumbs with wiggly gummy worms poking out. I know, my picture is awful! Not only is my camera possessed, I bought the wrong sort of cookie - it was sticky and I had a terrible time trying to crumble it up to cover the pudding. But it still tasted delicious.

I did make a drink as well but again, camera troubles. We made Swamp Juice - just different flavors of pop mixed together(Cola, Root Beer, Orange, Lemon-Lime etc). I learned this from my formers boss' kid. I think it tastes awful, but it is a hit with kids.

Thanks to Stephanie for hosting Blog Party - I always enjoy myself. Can't wait to see what next month will bring.

Pizza Muffins

Makes 12

1 package (125 g) Vegan Pepperoni chopped **SEE NOTE
1 red pepper seeded and finely chopped
10 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 red onion minced
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper
1 garlic clove minced finely
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tb baking powder

Mix together the pepperoni, red pepper, mushrooms, onion, cheese, tomato sauce, and all the spices.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, oil, flour and baking powder. Pour into the pepperoni mixture and blend well.
Spray muffin cups with non stick spray and spoon in batter.
Bake at 375' for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool slightly before serving.

**NOTE - I use Vegan Pepperoni not only because I like the taste, but it is also much lower in fat. If you prefer, just use the same amount of regular pepperoni.


peabody said...

Excellent. I don't have kids either but luckily I taught school for years and so I had a good idea of what to do.
Yours would definately be eaten by kids.

Sara said...

Thanks peabody - Scott made short work of the muffins and pudding!

jenjen said...

the worms and dirt look very real!! What a great spread of party food!

yamah said...

.., this is great.. i bet the children will love them... the worms and the dirt in it look so real...
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